Brockville – Jack Butt, a Past Potentate of Tunis Shriners and a Vice-President of the Brockville and District Shrine Club and the project lead, is pleased to reveal the names of the inaugural Heroes.
Shriners are about making a difference and making dreams come true. This initiative recognizes our youth, who in spite of the challenges that are affecting their life are finding different ways to make a difference in their lives and also others within our community.
Two educators offered the following observation……” I think it’s a great initiative, Jack… people need affirmation now more than ever.”
“The Remote Learning Hero Award the Brockville and District Shrine Club has come up with is an amazing idea! Our students and staff have had a school year with many challenges but we saw resilience and perseverance to stay connected with learning. There are many deserving recipients for this award and it is great to see there will be some recognition for all the hard work and engagement this school year.”
Gary Tristram, also a Past Potentate and President of the BDSC said “we will award the students an attractive medal and a prize package and if appropriate a plaque for the school.” He also indicated that this is not a one shot event. We will continue to find ways to support our schools and their students.
The inaugural heroes are Sierra from Front of Yonge Elementary School who was nominated by her teacher. She is in grade 5 and is a role model making a difference through her perseverance and resilience.
Georgia from Thousand Islands Elementary School was also recommended by her teacher. She is recognized for her work as a volunteer with Community Living. She embraces people who need support, love and care. She is upbeat and willingly gives of her time and her heart. Another awesome hero!